Ring bound junk journal using Tsunami Rose Printable Kit

This is my design team project for June. We got to use the Tsunami Rose Designs Hummingbird printable kit. I loved how Daisy designed this kit, with the pages having a selection of lined pages, graph pages and plain pages. They were made to look vintage and the hummingbirds images are just gorgeous.  The kit comes with lot’s of tags and envelopes. I personally think that the images can be used in any craft project.

Here are some pictures of my ring bound hard cover junk journal. I used a vintage 50’s book cover that had birds on it… I felt it was perfect to go with the kit.

Watch the flip through here:

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Happy Crafting,

Liz

Traveler’s Notebook DIY

For some reason I really enjoy using this size of journal / notebook. The standard TN size is my favourite at the moment. I think it’s mostly because there is less space to have to fill out. Not as intimidating as a larger piece of paper, and it is much easier to get started.

This is the one I made using #ARTYmaze digital kit, plus lot’s of fun goodies as usual. I am making an effort to clean out my stash of craft items, and create awesome things with them.

This blog is a great way to document what I create and keep an online journal if you will of what I have been up to.

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Happy Crafting!

Liz

Before the pen… creative

So I decided I would try something a little different. This was starting out my journaling with a blank page (Gasp) not a scrapbook page, or a coffee stained page, just blank sheets, and see what journaling came out. Well, the creative side won again, and I thought, yes, another way to smash-book / glue-book / art journal / collage journal, etc. I had put this Traveler’s notebook aside because of the blank pages (ok dotted) but now I am looking forward to using it daily. I still have a journal, altered glue-book, my pocket size note book, my planners….. wow I have a lot of ‘books’. 🙂

I had so much fun with my first spread. I loved using bits and bobs that I had on my desk. Some images, postage, and some washi that was stuck to one of my packages (I NOW want some) so just played around and relaxed.

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I love having a variety of things to create on and also find it very ‘zen’ to work on a few pages at a time…. could it be I enjoy it more then making journals? I feel like I want to use my books more then I want to make them now.

So another creative brain dump, but more intentional, with a ‘feel’ for the page. I really like it. I love having my creative dump altered glue-book, and my blank canvas journal (TN)

Happy Crafting,

Liz

My mini vintage junk journal

I am so in love with this size of journal at the moment. It’s small, approx. 5.5″ x 4 1/4″, so tiny and cute. This month I am sharing the Ephemera’s Vintage Garden kits Whimsy & Botany and Wings for Jonathan. I truly love using these kits together and it gives my work a nice vintage, soft feel.

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I used some scraps of fabric, reused some envelopes, book pages and of course some of the great ephemera from J9Scraps on Etsy. I am so happy to be able to share this mini. I think I will be making lot’s more to gift and swap with other crafters.

As always you can also check out my other creations on Instagram. Sometimes a quick picture is all you need to share. 🙂

Check out the video here:

Happy Crafting,

Liz

 

Giveaway – Thank you to all my subscribers!!

I am so excited to have reached over 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel! To celebrate I am doing a #giveaway for my subscribers. This is just a small way for me to say thank you for all your support! I also have the pleasure of a sponsor on this giveaway, J9scraps!! I am super excited for this fun thank you prize!

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This journaling / Crafting community is the most creative, supportive and kind group of people I have the pleasure to share my creations with. Thank you all so much!

I hope you enter, it is a fun giveaway for anyone who enjoys crafting / making journals.

Happy Crafting,

Liz

Creative Brain Dump Book

Here is a quick flip through of my creative brain dump book, posted on instagram. I posted a few pictures before. It is my place to do something creative, or just doodle or paint, when I need to get my creativity out but can’t seem to focus on one thing or I am stuck creatively. I use this as my place where I put things I want to look at often, and use various things that inspire me. Scraps of things, postage, cards, business cards that I like, etc. It’s my go to, easy to do when I need to clear my head.

There is no real planning for it. I just grab what I like, I keep a box of goodies on my desk, and go from there…I hope this gives you some ideas when you get ‘stuck’ on what to do next. It might not look pretty to you, but it clears my mind! Do you have one? Would love to see it….

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Happy Crafting,

Liz

What inspired me today…. Project Calm magazine.

So I wanted to do a quick share of this magazine that totally inspires me, Project Calm. I don’t work for them or have any affiliation with them, I just love the articles and the inspiration. I do a quick flip through in the video here, in case you don’t have access to it or want to see what this issue has to offer. I hope it brings you some inspiration, like it has for me. I don’t always have access to the magazines, and when I find it, I enjoy picking it up. I do love taking time out to see what other artists are doing….

Happy Crafting,

Liz

Mini Junk Journal and storage box

Here is my latest mini junk journal. This was so fun to make but I had to think….little. It comes with it’s own storage box. I love this kit, from Jen of Eve Designs. Such a cute mini. The box is so easy to put together, and I’ve used cereal boxes, random cardboard pieces and of course scrapbook paper. I love how addictive it is to make mini boxes. The journal version is also based on the templates, but I put my own little spin to it.

Check out the video below:

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Happy Crafting,

Liz

Junk Journal featuring Calico Collage and J9Scraps on ETSY

My latest Junk Journal features designs from Calico Collage, the Sweet Elegance kit. What a gorgeous collection. It is the perfect spring introduction and it made me think of the warm and sunny days to come. Using some of J9Scraps, ephemera made it a lot more fun. I get to use the tags, envelopes, ribbon and those pins… I just love going through this journal over and over again.

Video Link Here:

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I am doing the happy dance at the moment. A crafter could not be happier, I have the pleasure of joining J9Scraps as a design team member and this will truly bring my crafting to a different level. I do try to keep my creations reused and repurposed as much as possible, but I also love having some variety of materials to play with. This makes me so happy, because I get to use other products in my junk journals and I know that my creations will stay with the owners for years to come, maybe even passed down from generation to generation – I envision my journals being read by my kids, grandkids, etc. Well, at least that is the dream. 🙂

You can also find me on Instagram. Thank you for stopping by.

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Happy Crafting.

Liz

 

Creative brain dump… journal prompt

I am finding my creative brain dump moments really enjoyable. Not having to think about what I want to do, just grabbing items from my pile of goodies that bring me happiness. I am trying to use some of my stamps a little more, I’ve been finding that I don’t usually use them because they don’t seem to come out ‘properly’ but that is the beauty of this method, I just grab a stamp and use it… although sometimes I am finding a theme 🙂

I am sure I will go back to these pages at some point, I don’t feel that they are ever ‘finished’ but I do love that when I open my book, there are so many fun inspiration things to look at. My collage of things I already liked.

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Journal Prompt of the day: When you think of an important person in your life, what image or item comes to mind?

Happy Crafting,

Liz